Step 1: Preparing the Filling
In a mixing bowl, combine the crumbled feta cheese, chopped parsley, and black pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. The feta cheese provides a creamy and tangy flavor, while the parsley adds a fresh and aromatic element to the filling. Feel free to adjust the amount of black pepper to suit your taste preferences.
Step 2: Assembling the Rolls
Place one sheet of yufka pastry on a clean work surface and brush it lightly with vegetable oil to prevent it from drying out. Fold the pastry sheet in half lengthwise to create a long, narrow strip. Spoon a thin line of the feta cheese filling along the edge of the pastry strip, leaving a small space at each end.
Step 3: Rolling the Böreği
Starting from the edge with the filling, tightly roll the pastry strip into a cigar-like shape, encasing the cheese filling within. Ensure that the roll is compact and secure, so that it holds its shape during frying. Repeat this process with the remaining yufka pastry sheets and feta filling.
Step 4: Frying the Sigara Böreği
In a deep pan or pot, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully place the sigara böreği rolls into the oil, seam side down. Fry them in batches, ensuring not to overcrowd the pan. Cook the rolls for approximately 2-3 minutes, or until they turn golden brown and crispy. Flip them occasionally to ensure even frying.